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REIGNS OF JAMES I. AND CHARLES I.
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Farquhar's song in the Beaux's Stratagem, beginning— " A trifling song you shall hear, Begun with a trifle and ended; All trifling people draw near, And I shall be nobly attended," was written to this tune, and is printed to it in The Musical Companion, or Lady's Magazine, 8vo., 1741.
" The praise of St. David's day: shewing the reason why the Welshmen honour the leek on that day." Beginning—
" Who list to read the deeds
By valiant Welshmen done," &c, is also to the tune, under the name of When this old cap was neio.
The following is the ballad of "Ragged and torn, and true; or The Poor Man's Resolution," set to the tune as it is found in The Dancing Master, and other violin copies, but omitting the variations.